Deadline: December 10, 2017
Join Climate Tracker Loss and Damage writing competition and win a fully funded fellowship to the May climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany! Climate Tracker will also be awarding two online fellowships to help you improve your writing skills!
The year of 2018 has seen an endless series of climate-related disasters, with typhoons, floods and droughts affecting communities worldwide. The topic of Loss & Damage, designed to compensate the impacts of climate change that are already occurring NOW, is more important than ever. Hopes were high for the negotiations at COP23 to come up with solutions, but ambition from the side of many developed countries was lacking. Ambition needs to be raised on Loss & Damage, and Climate Tracker needs your help to raise ambition!
- The best writer will get a chance to attend the climate negotiations in May 2018, which will be held in Bonn.
- There you will receive training on climate and journalism by Climate Tracker, get to attend the international climate negotiations and meet amazing people from everywhere in the world!
They are looking for young writers from Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Vietnam or Indonesia who want to make a big impact in their countries by writing about the importance of Loss and Damage and climate migration in their countries.
How to participate:
Between the 27th of November and the 10th of December you have to write one article about loss and damage and/or climate migration that relates to your own Country.
Then you have to publish the article in media in your country or region. It can be a newspaper, a magazine, an online news site, etc. Once your article is published, you have to submit the link to them through their app
Climate Tracker will revise the articles submitted through the app, give you feedback and tips, and select the best writers. They will shortlist the 20 best writers, who will go to the second phase. In January, the shortlisted will be asked to write a second article to prove their writing skills, and after that Climate Tracker will choose the best one to join them in Bonn!
Click here to apply
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